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Lot 1218: EMBLEM BOOKS -- (BOLLANDUS, J.). Af-beeldinghe van d'eerste eeuwe der Socie

Old and Rare Books , Prints, Art & Architecture

by Burgersdijk & Niermans

November 16, 2016

2311 RW Leiden, Netherlands

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Description: EMBLEM BOOKS -- (BOLLANDUS, J.). Af-beeldinghe van d'eerste eeuwe der Societeyt Iesu. Antwerp, Plantin Press, 1640. (8), 712, (8) pp. W. engr. ti. by M. Natalis after A. v. Diepenbeeck, 103 very fine large emblems in the text by C. Galle (103 x 140 mm!) and 1 full-p. engr. commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Jesuit Order in the Netherlands. 4°. Cont. mottled cf. w. raised bands, dec. gilt back & black label. (Bottom of spine and corners a bit dam., engr. ti. cut out and laid down, last leaf w. 'approbatie' cut out and laid down, some marg. rep. at the end, a bit stained in places, slightly browned/foxed). Translation in Dutch of J. Bollandus 'Imago primi saeculi Societatis Jesu' which was published in the same year. The prose sections are translated by L. Uwens, the greater part of the poems by A. Poirters. - Praz, p. 380; Visser, 408; Landwehr, Emblem Bks., 11; Funck, p. 341: "Les cartouches qui entourent les entourent les vignettes sont bien dessinées et bien gravés." At the end pasted in: 'Pratycke om de zieltiens in 't vaghevier behulpsamich te wesen'. Antw., J. Mesens, 1692. 15 pp. W. ti-engr., 1 full-p. & 1 text-engr. - Ex libris H. de Spot.
Estimated Price: € 500

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